SIC Industry Description

Industry: 2821—Plastics Materials, Synthetic Resins, and Nonvulcanizable Elastomers
Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing synthetic resins, plastics materials, and nonvulcanizable elastomers. Important products of this industry include: cellulose plastics materials; phenolic and other tar acid resins; urea and melamine resins; vinyl resins; styrene resins; alkyd resins; acrylic resins; polyethylene resins; polypropylene resins; rosin modified resins; coumarone-indene and petroleum polymer resins; miscellaneous resins, including polyamide resins, silicones, polyisobutylenes, polyesters, polycarbonate resins, acetal resins, and fluorohydrocarbon resins; and casein plastics. Establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing fabricated plastics products or plastics film, sheet, rod, non-textile monofilaments and regenerated cellulose products, and vulcanized fiber are classified in Industry Group 308, whether from purchased resins or from resins produced in the same plant. Establishments primarily engaged in compounding purchased resins are classified in Industry 3087. Establishments primarily manufacturing adhesives are classified in Industry 2891.

Acetal resinsMolding compounds, plastics
Acetate cellulose (plastics)Nitrocellulose plastics (pyroxylin)
Acrylic resinsNylon resins
Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resinsPetroleum polymer resins
Alcohol resins, polyvinylPhenol-furfural resins
Alkyd resinsPhenolic resins
Allyl resinsPhenoxy resins
Butadiene copolymers, containing less than 50 percent butadienePhthalic alkyd resins
Carbohydrate plasticsPhthalic anhydride resins
Casein plasticsPolyacrylonitrile resins
Cellulose nitrate resinsPolyamide resins
Cellulose propionate (plastics)Polycarbonate resins
Coal tar resinsPolyesters
Condensation plasticsPolyethylene resins
Coumarone-indene resinsPolyhexamethylenediamine adipamide resins
Cresol resinsPolyisobutylenes
Cresol-furfural resinsPolymerization plastics, except fibers
Dicyandiamine resinsPolypropylene resins
Diisocyanate resinsPolystyrene resins
Elastomers, nonvulcanizable (plastics)Polyurethane resins
Epichlorohydrin bisphenolPolyvinyl chloride resins
Epichlorohydrin diphenolPolyvinyl halide resins
Epoxy resinsPolyvinyl resins
Ester gumProtein plastics
Ethyl cellulose plasticsPyroxylin
Ethylene-vinyl acetate resinsResins, synthetic
Fluorohydrocarbon resinsRosin modified resins
Ion exchange resinsSilicone fluid solution (fluid for sonar transducers)
Ionomer resinsSilicone resins
Isobutylene polymersSoybean plastics
Lignin plasticsStyrene resins
Melamine resinsStyrene-acrylonitrile resins
Methyl acrylate resinsTar acid resins
Methyl cellulose plasticsUrea resins
Methyl methacrylate resinsVinyl resins
Codes Titles Total Marketable US Businesses
2821Plastics Materials and Resins2,263
282100Plastics materials and resins1,381
28210000Plastics materials and resins1,381
282101Thermosetting materials181
28210100Thermosetting materials25
28210101Epoxy resins37
28210102Ester gum1
28210103Melamine resins, melamine-formaldehyde7
28210105Polyimides (skybond, kaplon)1
28210106Polyurethane resins52
28210107Silicone resins18
28210108Urea resins2
282102Thermoplastic materials482
28210200Thermoplastic materials119
28210201Acrylic resins43
28210202Acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene resins, ABS resins3
28210203Elastomers, nonvulcanizable (plastics)20
28210204Ethylene glycol terephthalic acid, mylar1
28210205Nylon resins8
28210206Polycarbonate resins13
28210207Polyethylene resins50
28210208Polymethyl methacrylate resins, plexiglass28
28210209Polyoxymethylene resins2
28210210Polypropylene resins31
28210211Polystyrene resins39
28210213Polytetrafluoroethylene resins, teflon25
28210214Polyvinyl butyral resins3
28210215Polyvinyl chloride resins, PVC64
28210216Polyvinylidene chloride resins3
28210217Styrene resins, nec2
28210219Vinyl resins, nec28
282103Cellulose derivative materials7
28210300Cellulose derivative materials5
28210301Cellulose acetate (plastics)2
28210302Cellulose nitrate0
28210303Nitrocellulose plastics, pyroxylin0
282104Plasticizer/additive based plastic materials38
28210400Plasticizer/additive based plastic materials27
28210401Carbohydrate plastics2
28210402Casein plastics1
28210403Coal tar resins3
28210404Cresol resins1
28210405Phthalic anhydride resins0
28210406Protein plastics2
28210407Soybean plastics2
282199Plastics materials and resins, nec174
28219901Molding compounds, plastics174